Founded by William Green in 1866, UK, quality footwear brand Grenson was the first shoe manufacturer to use the Goodyear welting construction method during the manufacture stage of production 'a method which is now common practice for all British, quality shoe manufacturers. Renowned for excellent craftsmanship and superb quality, Grenson footwear stands the test of time and affords the wearer classic, enduring, and timeless style. Constantly evolving, the brand today offers a full range of contemporary styles boasting modern shapes, colours, fabrics and details, all which beautifully complement the core line of well-loved classics. Add some Brit-style sophistication and timeless craftsmanship to your footwear collection with Grenson boots.
The Grenson Boots Buying Guide
Founded by William Green in 1866, UK, quality footwear brand Grenson was the first shoe manufacturer to use the Goodyear welting construction method during the manufacture stage of production 'a method which is now common practice for all British, quality shoe manufacturers. Renowned for excellent craftsmanship and superb quality, Grenson footwear stands the test of time and affords the wearer classic, enduring, and timeless style. Constantly evolving, the brand today offers a full range of contemporary styles boasting modern shapes, colors, fabrics and details, all which beautifully complement the core line of well-loved classics. Add some Brit-style sophistication and timeless craftsmanship to your footwear collection with Grenson boots.
Grenson boots are handmade in the brand’s Northampton factories to the highest standard, and are Goodyear welted to ensure they are strong and easy to repair. The British label’s collection of men’s boots comprises lace-up ankle boots and Chelsea, brogue and hiking styles, which are all designed to stand up to years of walking. Ahead, take a look at our Grenson men’s boots buying guide, which will help you narrow down the best styles and find your most comfortable fit.
The Most Wanted Grenson Boots
Grenson Fred Boots
The boot version of the brand’s classic Archie style, Grenson’s Fred Boots are set on a choice of sturdy Goodyear-welted rubber lug soles or a hardwearing commando sole. They come with brogue detailing, and hiking-inspired features such as ski hooks and oversized eyelets. The Fred boot is available in a variety of colors, as well as a vegan version that is made with a microfiber upper and rubber sole.
Grenson Hadley Boots
Free from embellishment and expertly crafted from premium leather, Grenson’s Hadley Boots are built for the long haul. The smooth, minimalist uppers are accented with a lace fastening, and sit on chunky XL Extralight® rubber lug soles that are incredibly lightweight and flexible for all-day comfort.
Grenson Declan Boots
Made in the brand's Northamptonshire factory, Grenson’s Declan Boots are assembled from high-quality leather and set on a natural edged, single leather sole. As the brand’s take on the classic Chelsea silhouette, these simple yet elegant boots feature signature elasticated side panels for a comfortable fit. They come in a range of colors, from tan suede to black leather.
The Grenson Boots Sizing Guide
Grenson men’s boots use UK sizing, and you can use the chart below to see how this correlates with your usual US or EU size.
For example, if you typically wear a US 11 or an EU 44, you should take your Grenson boots in a size 10.
For those with wide or narrow feet, Grenson also offers its shoes in four different fittings across its men’s and women’s ranges.
D fitting: This standard women’s fitting is designed to fit the majority of feet that are ‘true to size’.
E fitting: This is used for some of the men’s shoes and Grenson’s women’s sneaker range, and is more narrow than the ‘D’. If your foot is of average width or slightly wider, this is likely to come up too tight.
F fitting: This men’s standard fit is ideal for most, but not if your feet are wider than average.
G fitting: This fit is slightly wider than a standard men’s last, but the F and G will fit most men’s feet comfortably.
How To Care For Your Grenson Boots
Grenson’s boots are made from the finest leathers and built using Goodyear Welting, and can therefore last a lifetime. To keep your boots looking their best for longer, we recommend the following care tips:
- Avoid wearing new leather-soled boots in the rain unless they have been worn 3-4 times previously.
- If your Grenson boots have got wet, fill them with newspaper or use shoe trees to retain the original shape. Allow them to dry for 48 hours away from direct heat, and wet sole leather often wears out faster than dry sole leather.
- It is recommended to use the brand’s range of shoe care products, which is what Grenson uses in its own factories. Boots can be wiped with a dry cloth before polishing, with either a wax polish to boost shine or a cream polish for added protection.
- To clean suede or nubuck leather boots, use Grenson’s Suede Salvation, which creates a water-resistant barrier.
- The brand’s Cleaning Tonic can be used to clean boots with white wedge soles. Simply rub onto the side of the soles with a soft cloth, remove any excess and then leave to air dry.
- Are Grenson’s boots true to size?
Grenson boots are true to size, and you should take your normal size. The brand also offers a variety of fits for those with narrow or wide feet.
- How does Grenson make its boots?
Grenson has been handcrafting footwear in England since 1866, and most shoes are Goodyear Welted. The brand’s boots all use this shoemaking technique from the mid 1800s, which sees the upper stitched to a leather brand (the welt) and then stitched to the sole. This ensures Grenson’s boots are durable and long lasting.
It can take up to 8 weeks to make Grenson boots, with some involving over 200 steps.
- Are the soles of Grenson boots repairable?
All Grenson boots are made with a Goodyear-welted construction, which means soles can easily be repaired using the brand’s repair service. If your soles need replacing, there will be a very soft spot at the front of the shoe as you walk.